WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Share Price Passes Above Two Hundred Day Moving Average of $2,050.79

WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)’s stock price passed above its 200-day moving average during trading on Tuesday . The stock has a 200-day moving average of $2,050.79 and traded as high as $1,957.00. WH Smith shares last traded at $1,917.00, with a volume of 336,116 shares.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on the stock. Peel Hunt restated a “buy” rating on shares of WH Smith in a report on Monday, May 20th. UBS Group restated a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 1,800 ($23.52) price target (up from GBX 1,675 ($21.89)) on shares of WH Smith in a report on Wednesday, May 22nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 2,303 ($30.09).

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 143.09, a current ratio of 0.99 and a quick ratio of 0.40. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.08 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.97. The business’s fifty day simple moving average is GBX 2,050.10 and its 200 day simple moving average is GBX 2,050.53.

In other WH Smith news, insider Stephen Clarke sold 47,799 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 2,139 ($27.95), for a total value of £1,022,420.61 ($1,335,973.62). Also, insider Maurice Thompson acquired 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 5th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 1,994 ($26.06) per share, for a total transaction of £49,850 ($65,137.85).

About WH Smith (LON:SMWH)

WH Smith PLC operates as a retailer in the United Kingdom and internationally. It operates in two segments, Travel and High Street. The Travel segment offers news, books, and convenience for travelling customers. As of August 31, 2018, it operated 867 units primarily in airports, railway stations, motorway service areas, hospitals, and workplaces.

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